It was by all accounts a great experience, despite having to pay full price! Since when is 4:30 not a matinee?!
Anyway, the movie was very cute, and a good adaptation of the original Dr. Seuss book. We had kids from ages two to seven, and they all enjoyed it. There was one woman in front of us who did not have a good time. She kept giving us the evil eye every time on of the kids asked a question or laughed. Would you come to a Saturday Matinee of a kids’ movie, and expect not to hear kids?
Anyway (again), the sad thing is… I kept waiting to discover the hidden liberal social agenda that my children were unwittingly being subjected to. It’s in most of the great recent kids’ movies: Ice Age, Happy Feet, The Golden Compass, I could go on.
The thing is, the only message I got from this movie was the tagline: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
The whole time Horton was carrying around that clover flower with what looked like a speck of dust on it, trying to convince everyone there were creatures living there- I could only think about the three eight-week-old babies I had seen on the sonogram machine, when I was pregnant with each of my children. Those little turtle-shaped creatures, with tiny beating hearts, swimming around inside my womb, who would someday develop into my beautiful daughters. Without modern technology, I would have been totally oblivious to the life within.
Horton was right, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”